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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: May 22, 2013 11:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cream bits for WT

I agree with you absolutely about Clapton Tidewater. He's massively over-rated.

I much prefer Jeff Beck and Ollie Halsall as guitarists to name just two.

The best bit of guitar playing on a Cream record is the George Harrison bit on 'Badge' (that simple and stunning arpeggio section before the chorus), as far as I am concerned.

Sorry WT, but I just can't get excited about Eric Clapton or Cream much at all.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 23, 2013 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brit & otherwise Forum Friends

JH/TW/LW: I actually agree w all three of you, I think...first, have NO interest in any of EC's work post CREAM, except for Bl Faith, which I view as cashing in on CREAM + Steve Winwood (one of THE greats, no two ways about it). Second, I have ALWAYS maintained that Eric was NOT the critical member of CREAM, rather, Jack was, and Baker was second behind him. Those two, though like EC, don't do ANYTHING for me post CREAM, as the keys. Last, put those three together, and it is pure magic; that was a sound and energy that had to be heard to be believed, though the Detroit show from fall, 67, their peak, does some service as "the next best thing to being there" or some such...

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Poster: BVD Date: May 23, 2013 10:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brit & otherwise Forum Friends

Similar to you having an older brother, so did I growing up in NYC who saw Cream as well at a dive called The Action House as well as F.E.and he bragged on and on about it. Hell in 67-68 I was a babe of 14-15 but caught on quick thanks in large part to my brother. Not quick enough I guess. I did see Blind Faith in 69 I guess at MSG with a rotating stage. Dreadful. In the mid 70s? I saw a band that Jack Bruce put together at a tiny club in Roslyn N.Y.(My Father's Place) Point being I rather liked Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes and Jack's band. Agreed they were nothing near to Cream,however I feel they were still talented and creative in their own right. Jack Bruce made the bass a lead instrument before anyone as far as I know including Lesh and McCartney.EC is EC always liked him. Sort of like Neil Armstrong going to the moon. How do you top that? How do you top Cream? Now Mr. Baker is a whole other story.

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Poster: BVD Date: May 24, 2013 7:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brit & otherwise Forum Friends

When I mentioned my brother saw them at F.E it was still called The Village Theatre.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: May 25, 2013 4:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brit & otherwise Forum Friends

just ask Geddy Lee.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: May 25, 2013 4:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Brit & otherwise Forum Friends

how does that go....?

greater than the sum of all its parts????

CREAM!

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